Great that you were able to do it and good job on 2nd place!
Congrats! It's so hard to compare trail races from different years. Even just softer ground can add up over 50K. Also, the guy who beat you was only a few minutes ahead while 3rd place was more than 10 minutes behind. I'd guess that people aiming for the podium are watching the competition more than the clock during the race, and you did a great job of that!
Nice work and you didn't do too much training leading up! :)
Nice job Storm. Great to see you and chat at the start.
I was in the same boat. I had high hopes for this race and was gutted when my time wasn't reflecting that. I had major GI issues on the 3rd loop and suffered brutally. I don't know how I managed the last loop. Most folks were 15-45min+ slower than previous years times. So way to go! Italy here we come! :-)
Way to Storm the PYP! Excellent job.
Great job! I rarely miss this race, but glad I did this year... it would have been disheartening when you lapped me before I could finish the 25 km!